During Medtec in Stuttgart (Hall 4, Booth 4511), KraussMaffei will present CleanForm technology certified according to GMP guidelines for the manufacture of plastic products in cleanrooms. With the solution concepts based on the CX and EX Series, KraussMaffei is the world's only manufacturer of injection molding machines to have already successfully implemented several cleanroom cells up to Class 5 according to DIN EN ISO 14644-1.
Injection molding machines from KraussMaffei offer ideal requirements for successful production under clean conditions. The CX Series was therefore successfully certified according to Cleanroom Class ISO 5, ISO 14644-1 and also, as an isolator principle, GMP Sterility Class A. "KraussMaffei has been a reliable partner for many years for the medical and pharmaceutical industries with its CX and EX machines. The all-electric EX CleanForm sets the highest standards throughout the industry in regard to the production of sterile components", said Dr. Karlheinz Bourdon, Managing Director of KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH. The new EX CleanForm production cell was systematically designed for cleanroom applications in the highest classes (Class A according to GMP). This actually eliminates the downstream separate sterilization processes in the value-adding chain of sterile products. "We offer customers excellent value-added through our CleanForm GMP solution. Production costs can therefore be reduced by up to 25 per cent by, for example, transferring the produced parts to sterile packaging directly after demolding. This means that subsequent sterilization is no longer required", explained Bourdon.
Clean molding production requires, in particular, extensive knowledge of contamination sources and their remedial measures. Depending on the component and the production environment, an adapted production cell comprising a machine, a cleanroom and an automation concept represents the solution for complex molding production. To this end, KraussMaffei offers different machine series featuring specific advantages for the CleanForm variants "inside", "outside drop", "outside robot" and "room-in-room". In addition to the supply of machines and robots, the successful outcome of a project at KraussMaffei includes consulting, engineering and documentation services. "We know the special requirements in the medical industry and can supply the right solutions together with our colleagues in Automation", said Thomas Hörl, Key Account Manager Medical at KraussMaffei.
With the uncompromisingly compact hydraulic CX Series and the all-electric EX series containing the attribute "uncompromisingly fast", the manufacturer offers an extensive module for configuring the ideal cleanroom machine for every customer. The CleanRoom production cell is completed by linear robots with vertical or lateral entry and industrial robots in different designs.